Chocolate-tip, North Elmham, 12th May
Other than that 6 Muslin Moths was the most remarkable record - especially considering that I never got one in all the years I was at Bawdeswell. The rest were White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella, Brimstone Moth, Pebble Prominent, Shuttle-shaped Dart, 3 Hebrew Characters and Early Grey.
Shuttle-shaped Dart, North Elmham, 12th May
Next day I wandered round Syderstone Common in my lunch break but only managed Feathered Bright Incurvaria masculella and 3 Grey Gorse Piercers Cydia ulicetana. One day I will try and identify some snails, but for now this one is just Snail sp.
Snail, Syderstone Common, 13th May
Wednesday night was another clear cold night and few moths: just 5 Muslin Moths and a Shuttle-shaped Dart. Quite how Dave managed 36 moths of 20 species I have no idea.
Last night was marginally better, but not much, with 7 moths of 7 species. Mind you three of them were new for the year: White Ermine, Flame Shoulder and Heart and Dart.
White Ermine, North Elmham, 14th May
Flame Shoulder, North Elmham, 14th May
Heart and Dart, North Elmham, 14th May
The other 4 were Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla, Streamer, Muslin Moth and Hebrew Character.
Had a little look for moths in my lunch break today. Couldn't find much but this Common Nettle-tap Anthophila fabriciana was new for the year.
Common Nettle-tap Anthophila fabriciana, Broomsthorpe, 15th May